42 year-old Luke Aikins thinks parachutes fall into the “optional skydiving equipment” category.
Last night in Simi Valley, California, Aikins successfuly skydived from 25,000 feet without using a parachute and landed in a net set up on the ground to catch him.
Prior to the jump, event organizers lifted a restriction that would have required Aikins to at least wear a parachute for safety reasons (whatevs). The jump was broadcast on live TV and cheered by spectators who gathered to watch Aikins either land in the net or die a horrific death.
Aikins nailed the jump, improbably landing safely in the massive net. Parachutes are totally overrated.
Take a look at the incredible video.